UWI tutor Pickwick
Sagicor UWI yesterday took another giant step in its quest for the treble in local cricket when they annihilated ESA Field Pickwick by nine wickets in the quarter-finals of the Sagicor General Twenty20 competition.
UWI, who won their ninth successive match to remain unbeaten in this year’s championship, overhauled the visitors’ inadequate 84 all out in 19.5 overs in only 10.5 overs to close on 90 for one.
Racing the home team to victory was Jamaican Chadwick Walton, who smashed an undefeated 46 off 29 balls with four massive sixes and a four.
With Raymon Reifer (19), Walton posted 57 in five overs for the first wicket before the former became the only casualty of the chase.
Jonathan Carter (19) next joined Walton to take UWI to victory with 55 balls to spare.
Earlier, Pickwick contesting their first quarter-final showed early nerves and slid to seven for four in the fifth over.
UWI’s aggressive fielding, led by their veteran coach Floyd Reifer, never allowed Pickwick recover.
Reifer took three catches and started the rout for Pickwick by running out veteran opener Mike Matthews for a duck without a run on the board.
Seamer Kevin McClean accounted for the other opener Jamal Phillips (3) and Renaldo Holder (1), while captain Shai Hope (2) was bowled by Nekolai Parris.
Pickwick were saved from complete embarrassment by leg-spinning all-rounder Ryan Layne (30) who was last out after arriving at the crease at the fall of the second wicket.
Jonathan Carter was the chief wicket-taker with three for 15 but Kevin McClean, with two for six from three overs and Nekolai Parris, one for nine from four overs at the top, were the ones who caused most of the damage.